Technical Analysis: Moving Averages

Technical Analysis: Moving Averages

Intuition Publishing
Updated Sep 25, 2020

Moving averages are one of the most popular technical analysis tools for both long and short term traders. We discuss the basics of moving averages, and look at the three main types, simple, linearly weighted, and exponentially smoothed. We then explore the trading opportunities that may be found by using moving averages, and illustrate how trading signals are generated with them. Finally, we look at some of the limitations of moving averages, and a few alternatives to moving averages.